How to Look Taller in Photos (Without Heels!)

We all want to look a little taller right? Especially in photos! While nothing makes you look taller quite like a sexy pair of heels, they can be crazy uncomfortable to wear all day. Believe it or not, there’s actually a way to look taller in photos– without having to wear heels! More ways than one, in fact. Keep scrolling to read about my styling tips to make you look long and lean in all your photos!

1. Pointed Shoes

Nothing elongates your legs like good pair of pointed shoes. Heels, flats, block heels, you name it- pointed shoes help to visually continue the line of your leg and make you appear taller!

2. Long Trench

Though you might think it makes you look shorter, a long trench that hits at just the right length (I like it to hit right above my ankles) really helps! Plus, a coat with a higher waist line or belt-cinched waist can elongate your frame.

LEFT // Pants: Osman | Body Suit: Abercrombie & Fitch | Shoes: Marc Jacobs RIGHT // Dress: Haney

3. Top Knot

I’ve been rocking this hair style so much recently! It’s a great way to get my hair off my face, and totally chic up any look. Not to mention, the extra height on top of my head really helps to elongate me, showing off my neck and shoulders. Plus it’s a great way to show off some awesome statement earrings.

4. Lower Angle

Pro Tip: have whoever is taking the photo shoot it from a lower angle. Also, when editing your photos, crop as close around your body as possible so you can really fill the frame!

5. Monochrome

Monochromatic outfits are some of my favorites. First, they’re easy to put together (it’s all the same color palette!) and second, wearing a monochromatic look helps to visually streamline you, making you appear longer and taller!

LEFT // Jeans: Mother Denim | Shoes: Maryam Nassir Zadeh RIGHT // Top: Oye Swim | Pants: Ulla Johnson

6. High Waisted Pants

I swear by high waisted pants. I think I’ll wear a pair at least 3 to 4 times a week! They instantly make my legs look miles long. Between high waisted trousers like these or high waisted jeans like theseincorporating this silhouette into your wardrobe is easier than you might think! If you’ve got longer trousers that kind of bunch up at the bottom, it’s worth the money to get them hemmed. Having a good tailor is so worth the investment.

7. Cross One Leg Over

Just as much as styling plays a huge roll in the quest to look taller in your photos, posing is just as (if not more) important. My favorite pose to do is to shift my weight to my back leg and almost point my front leg forward. This helps elongate you as well as make you appear thinner! A total win!

Do you guys have any fail-safe tips for looking taller in photos? Let me know in the comments below!



  • Daisy says:

    Interesting things you describe here.

  • Very much helpful! Thanks for the tips!

    xo, Katrina

  • Mary says:

    You are so relatable Chriselle! Love that you do posts like this. The high waist trousers are fab!

  • I want all of these looks.

  • Ashley says:

    Great tips! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Ashley | R e a s y u m e

  • Marypoppings says:

    I love all your post and read them almost daily. You have amazing style. However, I’m Wondering how tall you really are because if you are at least 5’6, then this isn’t advice I’d believe or take from someone of this height. But if you are 5’5 and below AND you can make yourself look this tall, then I would believe the post.

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  • Love the tips! Got them all down! For a petite blogger like me, I’m doing all these down to a tee!

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  • Thanks for post i loev your tips, and i love all outfits your style is perfect
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  • Alina says:

    The first outfit is just breathtaking!!! You look amazing!

  • miri says:

    WOW, Chriselle, I love all your looks and tips on how to long longer. Trench coat is my favorite!

  • Love all these great tips!!!! I love to wear monohromatic outfits and also high waisted pants are my fave to look taller!

  • miki says:

    I think this is the struggle of every short girl. Very useful post!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these great tips, especially the posing one and the pointed shoes tip 🙂 I really do notice a difference when I take photos using these tricks! The cropping trick is also super good! I notice that it really makes you look a lot taller! Thank you so much for sharing, Chriselle!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • mainou says:

    Love these tips! Pointed-toe flats are definitely my go to =)

  • Marienne says:

    I guess, I fall under the petite category, so these tips will definitely come in handy. Thanks!
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  • George says:

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing! The only tip I can give for looking taller(My girlfriend tells) is crossing one leg over to elongate my(her) silhouette!

  • Jennifer says:

    I definitely agree with #’s 1 & 4. Great tips as always. 🙂

  • Natali says:

    High waisted pants and different angles def. make a difference and can trick viewers eyes into thinking that somebody is more taller than what they really are.

  • omg monochrome to?! I’m literally going to sort out outfits based on your tips haha

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  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Allie says:

    Awesome tips that I will definitely be using!

    Haute Sauce

  • Jada says:

    My favorite is wearing high waisted jeans!

  • Vivian says:

    I usually cross one leg over to elongate my silhouette, thanks for the other tips!

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful and essential tips as always! 🙂
    Merci for sharing.

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Bea says:

    Hmmm, some great tips, I should try them out!

  • Marta says:

    Those are amazing tips! I don’t consider myself short but I’m not tall either and I’d love to appear a bit taller in photos. Thank you so much for the tips!

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    This is a great post! I always struggle with that

  • LENA says:

    I agree! Posing is key!

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  • Carey says:

    Thanks for the tips! As someone who is only 5′ I hate how I can look stumpy in some photos. I’ll definitely be trying these tips out!!

    xo, Carey

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